You know how (dr) John is always defending play-by-play announcers, like he’s some annoying announcer himself? That’s because he is. Dig Robert Smith stealing one for UC Riverside at Montana State yesterday. Plenty of good seats still available in Bozeman!
The DA says some of Bernie Fine’s accusers are credible. However, there cannot be prosecution. The American justice system is not perfect. Some times, that hurts more than others. This is one of those times.
The former police chief whose department did not investigate child sex abuse claims against a former Syracuse coach played basketball himself at Syracuse.
Former police chief Dennis Duval played basketball at Syracuse in the early 1970s, when current head coach Jim Boeheim was an assistant. Duval did not play for Bernie Fine, who was fired earlier this week after a third man claimed Fine molested him.
Syracuse police were notified in 2002 of allegations against Fine but did not move forward with an investigation.
Attention, everyone: If you live in a small town, leave. Creepy creepy creepy stuff gets swept under the rug in small towns. LA has traffic and New York is crowded but at least they prosecute the child rapists.
Maybe it’s not just Penn State. Maybe it’s not just the Catholic Church. While we hope there is no rush to judgement of Syracuse assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine, there is no denying the truth: Sex abuse of children is a far larger issue than any of us care to think about. Maybe it’s time for everyone to look more skeptically at institutions that have relatively unfettered access to young people.
Maybe this is just a sad, sad chapter of history in college sports.
The books says Palin and Rice hooked up at the Great Alaska Shootout basketball tournament in 1987. Palin, 23 and unmarried at the time, was covering the event as a sports reporter for KTUU-TV. Rice was playing in the tournament with Michigan, where he was the Wolverines star player.
If only all international incidents were played above the rim. The Georgetown varsity is in China, on what is ironically being called a goodwill trip. The Hoyas brawled with the Bayi Rockets last night, causing an early end to what has been termed a “very competitive game” by Georgetown coach John Thompson III.
Also, Joe Biden – the Vice President – has been attending some of the Hoyas games in China. Biden’s presence adds another layer of pure entertainment value and absurdism to the entire thing, no?